Sheffield-Calahaln: Woman honored on 96th birthday

Published 10:13 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Hope your Easter is happy and blessed.

Birthday wishes to: Calvin Prevette, Riley Goforth and Emma Grace Barney on April 15; and Emily Holland on April 19. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Helen Bulla was honored with a surprise birthday party on Friday, April 8 by family and friends. The party was given by her niece, Ann Scruggs. Helen celebrated her 96th birthday on the 8th. Guests were served cake, ice cream and chicken salad croissants.Helen thanks everyone for all the gifts, cards and attendance making this birthday so special.  We all wish Helen a Happy Birthday and many more.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD welcomes visitors to the department Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If interested in becoming a firefighter or want to know more, Chief Gary Allen and other members welcome you; or call the department at 336-492-5791.

Ijames Baptist is collecting canned goods for the NC Baptist Childrens Home. Ijames is also collecting an offering for the North American Baptist Home Missions,

There will be a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt from 11:00 am – 1-00 pm for children ages 2 years through 5th grade this Saturday at Ijames.  Lunch will be provided.   The church is located at the corner of Sheffield and Ijames Baptist Church Roads.

Easter Sunrise Service at Ijames Baptist will be at 7 a.m., with breakfast at 7:30, Sunday School at 8:30 and worship service at 9:30.  Everyone is welcome.

Vacation Bible School at Ijames Baptist is July 17-22, each night from 5:30-8:30 with a meal.

John and Lynn Powell and Gaining Ground played to a full house at West Rowan Grill on Friday. Joining John and Lynne Friday were Conner Lambert on mandolin and Eddie Ray Buzzini on banjo. Eddie Ray, 14, plays with Southbound 77 and is a talented young picker. He is a two- time champion on banjo at Galax. For someone who has only been playing for approximately five years, he is one to watch, for only great things are coming his way. I was amazed at his maturity, poise and talent. Also joining the band for a couple songs, was Payton Brown on fiddle, who played “Ashokan Farewell” or as many people know it, “Shogun’s Farewell.” Payton plays with Fairfield Bluegrass.

I want to thank John Powell for all he does for our young people. As many of you know, he gives lessons, but he’s also a positive role model for these young folks. I appreciate what he and others do to teach and guide our youth. These talented boys and girls hopefully will continue to carry on the bluegrass, gospel and country heritage we enjoy. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and listen to them Friday night.  Thanks John and Lynne for sharing this great music and musicians.

This Friday, Southern Express will perform. My thanks to Sue Clark for sending in the photo and to keeping everyone informed of local musician events.

The BoTyme Country Jubilee is going strong each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 with a mixture of country, bluegrass and gospel music. Admission is $3 at the door, but musicians are admitted free. There is coffee, drinks and packaged food for purchase.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is April 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

New Union will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, April 23 from noon-2 p.m. Direct questions to Jesse Teal at 336-542-7761.

New Union is selling tickets for a Mother’s Day basket which will be raffled on Thursday before Mother’s Day.  This basket will be on display April 23, the date of the next Hotdog Saturday.  Tickets are $1 each and can be obtained from me or other members of the Fundraising Committee:  Gary Allen, Nellie Reavis, Sandra Dyson and Lester Edwards.

Holy Week Services at New Union: open prayer in the Sanctuary from 3-4 p.m. Friday; Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. and an Easter combined service at 10.  Everyone is invited.

Community Covenant Church invites you to join them each Sunday for worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and prayer and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. Liberty thanks everyone who supported the yard sale.  The Liberty Kidz family service meets Friday evenings from 6:30-7:30.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Jane Tutterow, Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Alene Cartner Ballance family.

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